Willemstad, Curacao

After a relaxing day at sea (more on that later) after Princess Cays, the Caribbean Princess came into port at the Mega Pier in Willemstad, Curacao. Unfortunately for everyone involved, the medical evacuation of the lady that fell in the spa back in Princess Cays resulted in a delay that the captain and crew were […]

Princess Cays, Bahamas

After a somewhat rocking/rolling evening, we arrived at Princess Cays, our first port-of-call on the Southern Caribbean cruise. (Cruising tip: secure all loose objects before going to bed or you’ll be driven mad by the noises and stumble sleepily about your stateroom kicking and punching things until the noises cease. Also, take the soda cans […]

Taking A Caribbean Cruise

The Hubs and I recently took our first cruise. Another vacation that I had painstaking saved my PTO for was moved back to early next year, and we both had a busy and tumultuous October and November, so it seemed like a good time to take the recommendation of friends and family and try the […]

Long Weekend In Fairhope, AL

View from the pier at the end of the street. Adam and I, along with Ash and Steve were thrilled to go to Fairhope, Alabama last weekend to spend a four-day weekend enjoying the area and attending the wedding of our longtime friends, Kris and Michelle. We had a great time, and the wedding was […]

New York II: The Less Touristy Half

Petey! My Grandma’s cat. For the latter half of our trip, we mostly spent our time “upstate” (far out of the city, but not in the northern part of the state), and spent time with family. Good food, good company, and wild blueberries. And there were some fireworks. Go America! Random shot on the way […]

New York I

Around the first of the month, I was both lucky and thrilled to be able to take a weeklong vacation in New York. Adam and I stayed with family in Queens – some of whom I had not seen since the wedding, and some I hadn’t seen since the brief time I was in New […]

A Quick Jaunt In Jacksonville, NC

For the long holiday weekend, we dashed up to Jasksonville, NC to spend some time with our good dear friends Ana and Johnny. Remember what I said a few posts back about music, pets and kids? And then posted pics of someone else’s pets? Well, I might as well start planning a music post, ‘cuz here […]

Amsterdam V: Street Art

This is the last post from this vacation. So, if you’re totally sick of it, take heart. As someone who has had a lifelong appreciation of graffiti, I am prone to taking a lot of street art pics whenever I travel. I have many such photos from Atlanta, NYC,  and New Orleans. It is always fun to […]

Amsterdam IV: Windmills & Such

The two of us in fromt of IJsselmeer – a gigantic freshwater lake. Next on our bus tour, we went to Afsluitdijk (the Great Enclosing Dike). This mammoth thing was thought up in 1891, and built from 1927 to 1933. It blocked off the Zuiderzee (South Sea) from the Waddenzee (Wadden Sea). The Zuiderzee covered […]

Amsterdam III: Tulips

This post doesn’t actually take place in Amsterdam at all, but out in the countryside of the Netherlands. We took a day tour, traveling by bus, to see what the Netherlands is all about. A view of some fields and housing in the back.  These large areas of reclaimed land are called polders. We were […]

Amsterdam II

I left off at the gates of the Hortus Botanicus. Founded in 1638, it is one of the world’s oldest botanical gardens, and is most famous for its large collection of cycads.  The HB has three greenhouses in different climates. This is the South African one.  Several of the buildings had catwalks that were accessible […]

Amsterdam I

So, Adam and I went to Amsterdam last week. It was pretty awesome. I took a bunch of mediocre pics. Surprisingly crappier than normal, actually. I think I need to commandeer Adam’s camera, because more than six years of near-constant use has just about killed mine. Anyway, here’s a selection of the pics from the […]

Cheaha Mountain

On Bald Rock. Took a quick, pleasant drive through Cheaha State Park this sunday with my brother-in-law and his family. It’s a nice park with a lot of accommodations and neat geological features. We had a really good time, and I’d love to come back and see it in the other seasons, too. I bet it is […]

Endings and Beginnings: Part One

As some of you may know, I recently went to New York. This was not my planned vacation to New York (which is still on, by the way), but rather a sudden and short trip to attend my grandfather’s funeral services and spend time with family. It was actually really great. I got to hear […]

Grenada II

Life is still moving along, and with it, filling out Christmas cards. I mean, my photo organization project. Grenada has been especially hard, because I have a lot of repeating, overlapping, scattered and incorrectly dated photos. The conversation between my camera and my computer was garbled, apparently. Almost all the islanders make their living by […]

Gorgeous Grenada

 (This entry is part of a series highlighting the photos I’ve taken in the last year as I go through my messy photography drive. Read the explanation here. This trip was an important trip with a lot of photos, so I think it warrants special treatment. So here’s the special treatment.)  Alamander (thanks to Nicole […]